A month from today, I'll be traveling from the plains of La Mancha to the isthmus of Madison to attend WisCon. This is doubly exciting because I haven't been to the United States since November 2005. I'll be interested to see what's changed and what hasn't.
Today is also World Book Day. Both Shakespeare and Cervantes died on April 23. Here in Madrid, Spain, the day will be celebrated with 450 activities in at least 22 languages. A highlight will be the 12th annual reading out loud of Don Quixote: the whole book. It takes three days, and it's at the Circulo de Bellas Artes. Celebrities, writers, politicians, grade school students, and volunteers off the street each read a paragraph or two. Drop in anytime, day or night.
"En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no ha mucho tiempo que vivía un hidalgo...."